Thursday, April 6, 7pm – "CCC in The Catskills"
Diane Galusha, author of Another Day, Another Dollar: The Civilian Conservation Corps in the
Catskills, will give an illustrated talk on that subject for the Mountaintop Historical Society Thursday, via Zoom. To register please email email@example.com or call 518-589-6657
The presentation will provide background on the Depression-era program for unemployed young men and will offer details on the operation and accomplishments of the four principal camps that housed them in the Catskills region: Boiceville, Tannersville, Margaretville and Breakabeen.
The CCC’s aims were to provide jobs to young men and veterans, assist their struggling families and at the same time conduct conservation projects to reverse decades of environmental degradation, improve public lands and develop parks, trails and campgrounds for public enjoyment. Projects ranged from trail building and tree planting to erosion control and insect eradication. North Lake, Devil’s Tombstone, Woodland Valley and Beaverkill State Campgrounds in the Catskill Park were developed with Corps labor. Area CCC camps operated for from six months to several years between 1933 and 1941.
Diane Galusha is the author of several books of local and regional history and is the president of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown in Delaware County.